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Sci-fi shooter Farpoint hits PS VR on 17th May, with new PS VR Aim controller

Plus, online co-op play confirmed for Impulse Gear’s new FPS adventure

At last year’s E3 we showed you the first gameplay footage for virtual-reality sci-fi shooter Farpoint. In development exclusively for PlayStation VR, Farpoint transports you to a distant alien world where you’ll need to contend with hostile lifeforms and hazardous environments as you explore your surroundings, piece together what happened and search for a way home.

One of the unique twists for developer Impulse Gear‘s debut title is the new PlayStation VR Aim controller, which puts the game’s high-concept weaponry directly into your hands and allows you to aim via the weapon’s virtual scope for first-person precision.

The controller’s built-in motion sensors and sphere work with the PS Camera to track your movements, offering pin-point accuracy as you take on the planet’s hostile inhabitants. On top of this, built-in rumble features, will deliver immersive real-time feedback every time you squeeze the trigger.

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For those players who prefer more familiar controls, the Dualshock 4 wireless controller is fully supported as well.

The team at Impulse Gear is also excited to announce that Farpoint will feature online co-op play at launch. This extra mode will allow you and a friend to buddy up and enter previously completed levels to tackle enemy hoards side-by-side, racking up points for kills and accuracy as you go.

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Since its first reveal, the response from hands-on impressions with the new tech has been incredible and we’re excited that everybody will be able to play the game in just a few short months!

Farpoint launches on 17th May and will be available at retail as a standalone game or bundled along with the PS VR aim controller for that extra level of immersion.

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The standalone game is priced at €59.99/£49.99 RRP, or for €89.99/£74.99 RRP you can pick up the Farpoint + PS VR aim controller bundle. Alternatively, you can also purchase digitally via PlayStation Store.

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Additionally, players who pre-order the bundle or standalone game will get access to the Red Planet Wanderer Spacesuit – an exclusive UEP skin to wear in-game – to give you a stand-out look for your first outing into Farpoint’s alien world.

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Learn more about Farpoint and the PS VR aim controller over on PlayStation.com, and look out for news about other PS VR aim controller compatible games soon.

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VR is amazing but the more time moves on the more I think I can live without it.
Dualshock controls but no move support? Or separate controller. It’s like the same mess all those rhythm games got in to all over again.

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VR is the future of gaming,just play resistant evil in vr or dirt rally . looking forward to far point ????

Jugding by your last sentence you are not sure if you are looking forward to it or are you asking Harrisown…????

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I put a smiley face their lol but its turned into ? Marks.

I thought it was supposed to be the 16th? And the only place I see where you can pre-order it (gamestop) has it set for a June 30 release.

For those of us who like to buy games in Digital form, will it be possible to buy the controller on its own?

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It’s got a listing on Amazon, but no option to buy or pre-order.

Finka_Karfein 08 March, 2017 @ 19:42
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I’m looking forward to Farpoint but since I don’t know any other titles that will support PS Aim – can we just use PS Move Sharp Shooter to play Farpoint Aim-like?

Roadkillwarlord 08 March, 2017 @ 21:02
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I want to know this as well! Could be a deal breaker.

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I’m pretty sure they already confirmed that the Sharpshooter won’t work anymore. The sharpshooter was just a cradle for a move and controller, but the PS Aim is a controller with additional features. The game wouldn’t be able to replicate what the PS Aim does with the sharpshooter. Sorry.

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Can I use my Move Sharpshooter peripheral?

Not buying the Aim when I already have another I could use.

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No, from what I’ve heard, only the controller or this PS Aim

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I’m waiting for official word, not rumour.

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There are 2 sticks on PS Aim, only 1 on the Sharpshooter…

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Are there any UK retailers offering the game and controller bundle for sale?
I’ve searched but has no luck.
Thanks.

StevenJamesHyde 09 March, 2017 @ 09:25
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Amazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B01GVQV2FI/

Others sure to follow soon

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Amazon does but it costs £75. Bit on the pricey side which is understandable because of the controller, but i’d probably need to try the game first or at least know its not a 3 hours game before splashing nearly a hundred on it

Game looks pretty good. First VR game that’s really grabbed my attention, and RE7…..

HugsyTheAssassin 09 March, 2017 @ 11:31
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Do we know anything about the playtime on this game? Hoping for a least 10 hours

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Circa 4 hours as reported by impulse Gear. Farpoint’s Developers.

PiercingLance 09 March, 2017 @ 23:36
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On the box art of the Aim controller bundle, is that player left-handed or is that the way everyone supposed to hold the Aim controller? Conventionally the d-pad should be accessed using left hand, not right hand as seen in the picture. Can we assume the box art picture was flipped in a bad photoshop attempt?

Can we have a better picture on what seem like face button + right stick combo? Do we access the face buttons by moving the right stick in the 4 directions? That seem like a very terrible design.

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The Aim peripheral is ambidextrous.

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R1 button mounted on either side of the trigger,

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Really looking forward to this one. Might be defining the FPS VR genre. Now bring Portal to VR and I’ll be one happy camper!

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